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Factory / Workshop Spots in Shiga Area

  • Sotoen
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichounagano 1423-13
    A Shigaraki ware studio located in Nagano Shigaraki-cho, Koka City. The studio sells Shigaraki ware using 11 chambers, 30-meter-long climbing kiln, one of the largest in Japan, built along the slop of a mountain. The studio also holds ceramics classes and classes on making your very own ceramic tanuki raccoon figurine (reservation is required).
  • Yamaji Shuzo
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kinomotochoukinomoto 990
    A sake brewery located in Kinomoto Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City. The brewery was founded in 1532. The brewery makes sakes such as the Hokkoku Kaido refined sake using specially cultivated Tamasakae rice grown primarily with organic fertilizer and reduced agricultural chemicals, and Yamada Nishiki rice grown locally with no agricultural chemicals. The brewery also makes Kuwazake—sake made with mulberry leaves.

    木之元方面に行けば、必ず「桑酒」を頂いて帰ります。他の酒では味わえない味わいを楽しむことができてがいいですねえ。ただ、口当たりが良すぎて、ついつい飲み過ぎるのが「欠点」。お土産なので、900ccにしていますが、次行くときは一升瓶で購入することにします。

  • Hokkokugama
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 8-19
    A ceramics class facility located in Motohama-Cho, Nagahama City. The facility holds classes on making ceramics using manual and electric potter’s wheels (reservation required), and casual ceramics painting classes. The facility also offers a class held during a wedding in which the mementos are created for the bride and groom’s parents.
  • Tomita Shuzo Inc.
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    4.0
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kinomotochoukinomoto 1107
    A sake brewery situated along National Route 303 in Kinomoto Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City. This long-standing brewery boasts over 450 years of history, having been established in the distant Tenbun era, and brews Shichihonyari, renowned sake known to have been a favorite of the artist Rosanjin. At the present time, the brewery does not offer tours.

    We visited the liquor shop by car. From the Kinomoto Interchange along the Hokuriku Highway, we took east, crossed a railroad crossing near JR Kinomoto Station. and came to a temple known as...

  • Mifuku Shuzo
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Minakuchichounishihayashiguchi 3-2
    A sake brewery located in Nishihayashiguchi Minakuchi-cho, Koka City. The brewery makes Yamahai-jikomi (natural yeast with no mashing) and Ginjo-jikomi (high quality, low fermentation) sakes and its products have received high acclaim at the Annual Japan Sake Awards and other national and international contests. Tours of the brewery, which has been in operation since the Meiji period, are available and visitors can taste sakes and purchase limited edition sakes in the brewery’s shop. The shop also sells limited edition sakes by volume once a month.

    水口に来たので立ち寄りました。大津PARCOイベントに出展されていたのがご縁で行ってみました。ラベルがレトロ風であったり、店員さんの説明もわかりよかったです。明日は酒粕の詰め放題イベントがあるらしいです。

  • Takashima Village
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    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Katsuno 1400
    This historic building is located in Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture. Built 150 years ago, this old merchant house has been renovated, keeping the weight and appearance of the building by volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and maintained as a tourist facility with an experience workshop and food sales. There are eight different parts to the building, with many different stores including tourist information, a cafeteria, a hair salon and a cafe.
  • Takashima Village Hall 4 Ifu Dye Workshop
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    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Katsuno 1400
  • Umpeifude
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Adogawachoukamiogawa 90-6
  • Akatsuki Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Yasu-shi Koshinohara 1389
  • Ikemoto Brewery
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Imazucho Imazu 221
  • Uehara Brewery
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Shinasahicho Ota 1524
  • Uno Brewery
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    Shiga Yasu-shi Yasu 429
  • Uno Katsu
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    Shiga Yasu-shi Yasu 236
  • Emishiki Sake Brewing
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Minakuchichouhonmachi 1-chome 7-8
  • Omi Brewery
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    Shiga Higashiomi Yokaichi Kaminocho 9-16
  • Omi Blumen beer
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    Shiga Pref. Gamougunhinochou Nishioji 843
  • Okuno Shuzojo
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    Shiga Higashiomi Shimofutamatacho 416
  • Otose Sake Brewing Ba
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    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Takamiyachou 1079
  • Okamurahonke
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    Shiga Pref. Inukamiguntoyosatochou Yoshida 100
  • Fukui Yahei Shoten
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Katsuno 1387-1

Shiga Main Areas

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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